Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Watts, prompting LAPD tactical alert [Updated]

A man who allegedly pointed a gun at Los Angeles police in Watts on Thursday evening was critically wounded when at least one officer fired his weapon, police said.

The shooting prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to declare a tactical alert about 5:15 p.m.

[Updated at 7:09 p.m.: The LAPD said the tactical alert has been canceled.]

More than 50 squad cars responded to the scene near the Imperial Courts housing projects at 114th and Grape streets to control a rowdy crowd, the LAPD said. The shooting involved police who were patrolling the projects.

Paramedics responded and were treating the man, police said. The extent of his injuries was unclear.

-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez

Comments () | Archives (5)

another job well done...

"can't we all just get along"?

I'm surprised nobody has posted a comment condemning the cops as perpetrators & sticking up for the thug who drew on them...

when will people realize it ain't good to point a gun at the police. good job on lapd's behalf for teaching the savage a lesson.....

Amazing how so many commenters assume the police are telling the truth; that the man had a gun and pointed it at the cops. Why is it that all of these "lowlifes" who are always pointing guns at the cops NEVER pull the trigger? Could it be that maybe they really don't have a gun after all?

Is it possible?


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: